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With Residential Property Values Rising, So Is Funding For Local CPA Programs

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More money will be available next year to spend on historic preservation, affordable housing, and open spaces in Springfield, Massachusetts thanks in large part to the state’s booming residential real estate market.

The budget for the Community Preservation Act program will be $2.26 million. That is almost $400,000 more than this year’s CPA fund.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bob McCarroll, chairman of the Springfield Community Preservation Committee.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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